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On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (225 comments in total)
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sjazz: Those beautiful film days. I was getting ready for an EOS 3 but instead I went for a digital camera which was such a wonderful emerging technology at that time.

And cost as much as an EOS 3 ! :)

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 00:36 UTC
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (225 comments in total)
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Snapper2013: I still have my Elan IIE. It's a nice little camera for film.

Mine has a broken door latch, on the camera side, so not an easy fix. :(

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 00:35 UTC
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (225 comments in total)

I still miss it.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 22:15 UTC as 76th comment
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (335 comments in total)

Previsualization = Remember W.A.W.
(White Adams and Weston)

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 05:35 UTC as 48th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (393 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 07:39 UTC as 97th comment

Easy to do when you have a hypnotized user base.
You need to pay more for insanely great mediocrity.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 04:52 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies

Photography is dead.
Killed by electronic image inundation.
Read the sales stats.
Fewer camera buyers, means fewer camera magazine readers.
The last pictures I made were on my cellphone.
The pictures before that were on my five year old Canon Powereshot Elph.
The next camera I buy will be a four year old design.
And at my age it is getting more and more rare for me to find some photographic equipment or technique I haven't seen or used, or be enthused about.
Then there is the whole advertising thing.
Why pay to advertise in a dying medium like print?
Advertisers online get better quicker more quantifiable results, with a better timeliness, than they ever got in print.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 16:01 UTC as 90th comment | 2 replies
On article Hopes of Kodachrome relaunch put on ice (162 comments in total)

I could have told you that.
Kodachrome is a very complicated and fussy process.
It was always done in a few specialist labs on expensive and space consuming machines.
The market would never support the price necessitated by the costs.
That is to sa,y they can not sell enough film to justify starting up a new lab.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 00:47 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

Perils of auto-correct at work.

The program knows that Canon is a misspelled word.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 19:15 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply

Seven seems to be an unlucky number in cellphones.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 19:13 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies

yeah if they are buying, I'm selling.

I have four or five old SX70s I got in bundles of old cameras from Ebay.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 04:52 UTC as 8th comment

It uses a sony camera battery for power, or rather, apparently two.

Now what is the output? an f number at ten feet would be good.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 03:57 UTC as 11th comment
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (121 comments in total)
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chairrival: Would you like a cone with that swirl?

Dipped and sprinkled

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 19:55 UTC
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (121 comments in total)

This one goes in my bag.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 19:53 UTC as 20th comment

Hopping on the tailgate of a trend wagon.

You go Nikon!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 22:00 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

The average Camera "consumer" does not want RAW files.
She just wants a camera that will take photos that are not blurry, the subject is not too small, all the group is in, and is not too dark or too light. and she wants to share the pictures as soon as possible.
In short everything a single use film camera and one-hour processing used to do and is now done by a cellphone.
So all you need is a camera with the ability to send pictures to Instagram or youtube , anywhere any time.

Oh wait, cellphones do all that!

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 13:56 UTC as 237th comment
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brownie314: I would kind of expect the higher volume lenses to have less variation. Just thinking about it from a manufacturing point of view. If you make a higher volume of a product you are more likely to have that assembly process very worked out and have less variation than a low volume assembly process. I could be wrong as I have not worked in high volume electronics manufacturing, only other industrial product manufacturing.

yeah, the higher the volume of product, the less likely your batch sampling will catch any brief run of variation.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 18:45 UTC

You have to watch to the end!

Nothing Like Yorkshire.


Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 01:19 UTC as 51st comment
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Don Sata: The lens is too big, what's the point of making a fixed focal length compact with that huge lens?

28 mm f 1.7 for 24x36 sensor = ?



My 28 mm f 1.8 EF weighs in at 310 grams.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 00:00 UTC
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nunatak: a lovely design. yet for the money 28mm is not wide enough for my tastes.

28 mm on a 24x36 sensor. mostly wide enough.

Fixed lens. no fumbles.

Can we spell Canonet? :)

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 23:56 UTC
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